The Libero racing boat is a beautiful scale model. It is constructed from lightweight fiberglass and expertly painted in a classic racing scheme. It even has a detailed race pilot at the wheel!
This boat is already decked out with high quality hardware such as a CNC aluminum rudder & strut/strut mount, alloy propeller and turn fin. No cheap parts here! It also features a large battery mounting area giving you a wide range of battery options.
The Libero comes with pre-installed water cooling and a 3660 size 2070KV brushless inrunner motor. Simply add your own 3KG+ steering servo, 120A+ marine ESC, 2CH radio system, 3~4S lipoly battery and your ready to leave the competition in your wake!
Features: • Hand-made Beautifully Finished Fiberglass Hull • CNC Aluminum Rudder & Strut/Strut Mount • High Quality Alloy Propeller • High Quality Turn Fin • Pre-installed 3660 size 2070KV Brushless Inrunner Motor • Pre-installed Water-Cooling
Hi everyone. i'm a real newbie but i cant find any info about the propeller. I've been trying out half dozens but none seem to work good (when even suitable in terms of size). I've lost the initial prop and cant replace it since. SOS ! *-)
Hey guys got a stupid question. Love this boat ran it today and well must have hit close to 60 kmh! Does anyone know if you can buy a new man for the boat. I glued the tail on but the first flip and te tail stayed on but the man he's on the ocean floor somewhere, can you buy one or that's it. Cheers for the help.
Just got my boat and it looks amazing. Does anyone know if I run the 4s 4000mha battery will it be ok or should I buy the 5000 4s? Thanks guys. One more thing have never used turn fins. Should I have 2 one on either side or just the one that they supply??
The 4cell 4000mah is fine,you will just get a shorter run time.This type of boat is designed as a circuit racer and designed to go very fast around a clockwise circuit,so normally one turn fin is ok,if you wish to steer left a lot may help to have a second fin.
I dont know much about the quality of the motors they sell here (alltough im sure they are good quality) but i think a leopard 3660 around 2100kv would make it fly lol. it would be able to handle a larger prop and battery.
The Libero has a two-part flexicable. I'm new to boats and I need some advice on how to remove it so that I can lubricate it with marine grease. I had to unsecure the motor so I could move it back to allow me to take out the flexicable. There is the other half which the prop is connected to which I can't take out and I can't see how its being held in place. There is something stopping it being pulled out. Help would be appreciated.
To answer my own question, I think I just have to unscrew and drop the prop shaft. A bit obvious really. I've put it all together now using the suggested servo, a good fit, an Aquastar 120A ESC programmed using the USB key which works well. I didn't have to change much just the 12V cutoff for 4S and selected a soft cutoff. I checked the water cooling nozzles on the Aquastar and added a bit of locktite they seem fine no leaks. I'm going to try it with a 50C, 4S, 4000mAh, Nanotech Lipo. A 5000mAh may be better. I put the battery as far forward as possible on the battery tray. I'm not going to bother with Franks mod below for securing the turn fin it seems fine to me. It looks good too late now to get it in the water, hopefully I'll try it the next day or two.
Hey Frank, thanks for the video. Ran my boat today and well awesome run! do you know if you can replace the little man? I glued down the fin as you suggested but well not the man. First flip and he's gone!!! Can i get one form somewhere or not? cheers Frank.
Made a little comment regarding ****py decals ! It doesn't look like HK want to let it appear, thought it was a discussion page ?? All I wanted to know is if all the decals were lacquered over or if some were removable !!? Would be nice to have the choice . Let's see if this one goes on.
I was looking for a small portable boat which can take a 4S lipo battery and this looks like it will fit the requirements. It looks a nice design reminiscent of the 1930s speed boats, that could be Donald Campbell sitting in there. Only problem I was looking for a V-bottom but I'm currently pondering on getting this.
I am also thinking of getting this, looks like there is a ton of room for electronics and lipos in the hull, I am kinda comparing this to the sea fire, but it has much more room and probally handles much better with more surface area up front, I just ordered a pursuit have you considered that boat, I think this one would be alot of fun and take upgrades easy, hope this helps.
The Pursuit is good value at the moment. Its just a little large, not easy to put in a rucksack. I tend to walk quite far to get to my local water, so was looking for something a bit smaller. I did actaully place an order for the Pursuit but cancelled it when I realised its size.
Does anyone know hoe this style of boat handles, I was going to get a sea fire, but thought it would be fliping in the corners alot, they say it needs calm water, I wonder if this is the same or if it is better, it looks to me like it would be more stable just from the shape of the front and it looks deeper, any one ever run one like this?
they do handle very well and fast in corners but only right hand turns, they will handle small chop but dont like rough water i have had a few hydros in my time the last one being one the same size as this
looks good! i'm just afraid to buy over $75 from hk at any time. i.e., it has to be something i'm willing to write-off with no rgrets, if there's a problem. a little gamble. because i don't expect any warranty support whatsoever, based on my one experience with them after over 60 successful orders. hk is fine... until you have a problem, then FORGET IT.
I guess I don't understand and then I do. I just placed two orders in the past couple of days totaling 500.00, I had two go bad at 200.00 each, it took 30 days and a ton of complaining, but I got the stuff, where else can you get stuff thid cheap, they will make it rite, you just got to bug them over and over and putting it all on facebook helped alot too.
I noticed k i n t e c had all the stuff you need, I am getting ready for a 36 inch dumas sport 40 wooden hydro build, ose and the before mentioned seem to have all the good stuff, but the good stuff isnt cheap, they have some nice long battery trays, in class and carbon fiber, I really like this boat but I think I am gona wait for a couple of reviews, plus been a little boat crazy lately, thanks for the info zeeek.
I know all about Kintec Racing. He has some good stuff and he has ALOT of Chinese stuff you can buy here or elsewhere for ALOT less. Nothing wrong with free enterprise but, I know where to get it all for alot less money. This is my "thing"..
Tip: The boat was a little bit nervous in turn, so I upgraded the turnfin to Proboat 1/12 hydro turnfin and it turns perfect at full speed :-) 9$ on ebay, worth every $... I like this boat more and more, beautiful finish, god motor (low temps 30-40 C) on 4s. 80kmt with octura X440/3.
Hey Tom81, I was wondering if you have that turn fin in mm? I'm in Australia and well only from USA can I find that turn fin all the ones here are in mm, what would you reccomend. Cheers thanks for the help
Love this boat.. 72kmt stock motor and prop, T180 esv and 4s. Tried x440 3 blade prop and got 80kmt.
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Update: The boat was a little bit nervous in turn, so I upgraded the turnfin to Proboat 1/12 hydro turnfin and it turns perfect at full speed :-)
9$ on ebay, worth every $... I like this boat more and more, beautiful finish, god motor (low temps 30-40 C) on 4s. 80kmt with octura X440/3.
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This boat has to be one of the best I have btought off HK. Love the detail of it. Came packed perfectly and running on a 4s 4000 mah it gets up and goes. Will try a 5000 mah and see how she performs. Only thing i will say is to unscrew the fin on top and glue it down won't hold on if you flip. Thanks HK for an awesme product!!!!